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Not only is Zadar a great place to visit but it makes a good base to explore other highlights of northern Dalmatia. Plus, it's near no less than four national parks.

Here are some possibilities for good day trips from Zadar:

Kornati IslandsKornati Islands National Park
This sprinkling of 147 rocky islands and islets is one of the Adriatic's most beguiling sights.


Paklenica rangePaklenica National Park
Hiking, rock climbing or a gentle mountain walk are all on offer here, only 45 minutes by car or bus.


Pag townPag Island
There are some great beaches and great eating on this island where sheep outnumber people.


Telascica on Dugi OtokDugi Otok
Regular boats whisk you to this long island that is never overrun with tourists.


Plitvice LakesPlitvice Lakes National Park
It's a long drive (about 2 hours) but doable and what a reward at the end!


Krka WaterfallsKrka Waterfalls National Park
Only about an hour away and here's another National park with more lakes and falls.


St James Cathedral in SibenikSibenik
With a wonderful cathedral and a fascinating history, Sibenik is certainly worth the hour's drive from Zadar.



This small town is right near the sandy Soline Cove, perfect for swimming.



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